Becky Luigart-Stayner
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5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

This comforting couscous salad gets its pumped up flavor from fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, shallots and garlic. Part-skim mozzarella cheese can be substituted if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

Step 2

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cool. Add couscous and fresh basil to tomato mixture; toss gently. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.

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